Alleged Abuse Was On The Job

Sep 26, 2009 Full story: The Intelligencer

A teen who alleges he was sexually abused by Hopedale's former police chief was taking part in a department-sponsored youth program at the time of the acts.

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#1 Sep 27, 2009
I dont know about this. Im thinking a set up maybe. Why did this boy take so long to report this. He was pleanty old enough before to know what was goin on.

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Oct 2, 2009
notfromhere wrote:
I dont know about this. Im thinking a set up maybe. Why did this boy take so long to report this. He was pleanty old enough before to know what was goin on.
Sad you think like that, as a rape victim I can tell you that is not something anyone wants to say happened to them let alone a young man his age. Do you know what people say?? He does and he finally told so there would be no more to follow him. This same officer was dis-missed from another force for allegations( of which were deemed unfounded). So to say because the boy held out telling somehow makes it a set-up, is without any real knowledge of a rape victim. There are many upon many people out there that have been raped and/or molested still never told. Thinking if they just dont tell it will go away. The sad truth is it will keep happening, maybe not to them but to others. As in this case. Personally 3 months ago I complained at how many children here are making the complaints and because thier parents happen to be on drugs or are drinkers, somehow those children here are not reliable children to tell what happened to them?? I moved to this area not so long ago. Sad that I moved here for the beauty of the land. To keep meeting grand-children of my friends that say the same things all the time and it is not a big thing here that this happens to so many children? They say they are re-vamping the childrens service, lets hope that is so. For the sake of the children.

Saint Clairsville, OH

#3 Oct 6, 2009
sad that so many automatically judge the victim. he probably waited so long because it was probably embarassing to him. my thoughts and prayers are with him.

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